TTU arts roundup: TTU Celebration of Charles Faulkner Bryan

Posted by Lori Shull - Thursday, October 06 2011

Charles Faulkner Bryan, born in 1911 in McMinnville, Tenn,, began his career in Cookeville, at Tennessee Tech University, where he taught and studied during the Great Depression. The university is commemorating the centennial of his birth on Friday, Oct. 7, in the Bryan Fine Arts Building with a full day and evening of free public presentations and performances. Featured events include:

Other public programs are being developed for the Bryan Centennial. For an up-to-date schedule of events, visit the TTU Music Department's website at and the Bryan Symphony Orchestra's website at


The Bryan Centennial coincides with the first subscription concert of the Bryan Symphony Orchestra's 49th season. The performance, which includes one of Bryan's most celebrated compositions, begins at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9. Tickets are $30 for adults, $26 for seniors 65 and up, and $8 for students. Call 931-525-2633 for availability. The performance is sponsored by Regions Bank.

TTU Arts Roundup:


Appalachian Center for Craft

Joan Derryberry Art Gallery

TTU Music



The Appalachian Center for Craft is located six miles off Highway 56 (Interstate 40, Exit 273) near Smithville. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. The Joan Derryberry Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Roaden University Center and is open to the public from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Backdoor Playhouse is located in Jere Whitson Memorial Building. For more information, call 372-6595. Unless noted otherwise, all concerts are free and take place in the Bryan Fine Arts Building. The concert schedule is subject to change. For more information, call 372-3161.